The book

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(Source: RYA) Rigging is often portrayed as a black art which means that cruising sailors lack the confidence to tamper or adjust it through the fear of the unknown. This publication (which is available as both a paperback and eBook) aims to change that by splicing together a whole range of little known gems about  … Read more

Wield the big stick

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(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will  … Read more

Future Multihull

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(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast  … Read more

R.I.P. – Ted Hood

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Frederick E. “Ted” Hood 1927-2013 Born in Beverly, MA in 1927 to Ralph Stedman Hood and Helen Emmart Hood, Ted grew up in the nearby towns of Danvers and Marblehead. He attended Marblehead High School and Wentworth Institute. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1955, he founded Hood Sailmakers in the  … Read more

Happy Birthday!

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Hall Spars Celebrates 33 Years (6 June 2013, Bristol, RI, USA) – Opening the doors to a small shop on June 9, 1980, in Bristol, Rhode Island, Eric Hall (pictured) and Phil Garland founded Hall Spars & Rigging with a staff of four mast makers and a receptionist. Today, Hall proudly celebrates 33 years as an  … Read more

VOR Update

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Rob Salthouse takes us on a visit of the Southern Spars factory in Auckland to check up on the progress of the One Design VOR65 rigs:

Mini Maxi News

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Future Fibres is busy delivering high performance race rigs to one of the most active sectors in grand prix yachting. (Source: Future Fibres) The first of these is a highly optimised inshore race boom for Shockwave. The RP72, fitted with an integrated mast and rigging package from Future Fibres in May 2012, has just completed  … Read more

Rig Pro Go Pro

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RSB Rigging Solutions / Rig Pro restepped the 64 meter main mast on the Dubois ketch ‘Nirvana’. Check out the footage shot with a Go Pro from the of the rig. No points for guessing who the awesome soundtrack is by!

VOR Update

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(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go.  Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the  … Read more

Tanguy time

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Tanguy keeps delivering. We love the constant stream of informative and sometimes outright hilarious media coming of ‘Initiatives Coeur’. La montée au mât de Tanguy de Lamotte por VendeeGlobeTV